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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Iran: Political Prisoner Insists On Continuing Hunger Strike

Iran HRM – In a February 12 voice recording sent out from The Great Tehran Penitentiary addressing political and human rights activists who asked Soheil Arabi to end his hunger strike, the political prisoner insisted on continuing his strike. Soheil Arabi stated “Ending my hunger strike means succumbing accepting punishments that I did not deserve, not even one day of it… I have …

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Tehran’s Homegrown Critics Double Down On Rohani’s Referendum Challenge

RFL/RE A referendum proposed by President Hassan Rohani to heal Iran’s divisions has been attacked by his hard-line opponents but provided an opening for establishment critics to go a step further. More than a dozen Iranian activists and intellectuals from inside the country and abroad quickly seized on the president’s tentative calls this week for the plebiscite, to ask for …

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US Defense Secretary to Al Arabiya: Iran is behind all regional crises

Al-Arabia – US Defense Secretary James Mattis told Al Arabiya that Iran is behind all the regional crises. In response to a question by Al Arabiya, Mattis said: “Syria should belong to Syrians and Iraq to the Iraqis.” Speaking from Brussels on the sidelines of a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Mattis added that Iran is involved in …

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Iran Executions: Karim Zargar, the Head of a Spiritual Institution, Was Hanged

Iran Human Rights –  Karim Zargar, the former general manager of IRIB’s international section, Iran TV’s channel one broadcast manager, head of the Faculty of Radio and Television, and owner and managing director of Film Reports magazine (Gozaresh-e-Film), was hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison. According to a report by Rokna, a man who has established a “fake spiritual institution” was executed. …

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Iran Executions: A Prisoner Executed in Zanjan

Iran Human Rights – A prisoner was hanged at Zanjan Central Prison on murder charges. According to a close source, on the morning of Tuesday, February 13, a prisoner was hanged at Zanjan Central Prison. The prisoner, identified as Majid Keykavusi from Marand, was sentenced to death on murder charges. An anonymous source told Iran Human Rights, “In 2012, Majid …

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Seyed-Emami’s Son Reveals Threats Against Family

CHRI – Ramin Seyed-Emami Says Family is Seeking Independent Investigation February 14, 2018 — The son of Kavous Seyed-Emami, an Iranian-Canadian academic and environmentalist who died under interrogation in Evin Prison in early February 2018, has broken his family’s silence on the case and issued a statement on his personal blog. In it, Ramin Seyed-Emami said a film of his father’s last hours in his cell …

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